Russia in the Balkans

Russia in the Balkans

13 March 2015, The Shaw Library

Conference Programme

Format: Panel format, presentations 15 minutes each, followed by discussant comments and Q&A

8.45 - 9.15: Registration, 

9.15 - 9.30: Introduction and welcome

9.30 - 09.45: Opening remarks

9.45 - 11.00 Panel 1: The Balkansin Russia's Foreign Policy Strategy

Konstantin Von Eggert, Kommersant FM

Dr Dimitar Belchev, LSE

Dr Spyros Economides, LSE

Chair: Professor Roy Allison, Oxford University

Watch the video for panel 1 here.

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00: Panel 2: Russia and Conflict Resolution in the Balkans

Dr Nadia Arbatova, Russian Academy of Sciences

Dr Nikolay Petrov, Carnegie Moscow

Dr Cvete Koneska, Control Risks

Chair: Dr James Ker-Lindsay, LSE

Watch the video for panel 2 here.

13.00 - 14.00: Lunch break

14.00 - 15.30: Panel 3: The Economic Dimensions

Laza Kekic, independent consultant and analyst

Nicolaus Petri, advisor to L1 Energy

Andrei Tarnea, Aspen Institute Romania

Adnan Vatansever, King's College

Chair: Dr Dimitar Belchev, LSE

Watch the video for panel 3 here.

15.30 - 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 - 17.15: Panel 4: Russian Soft power

Kyril Drezov, Keele University

Jelena Milic, Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies

Dusan Spasojevic, former Deputy Defense Minister of Serbia

Chair: Dr Tomila Lankina, LSE

Watch the video for panel 4 here.

17.15 - Wrap-up session

Chaired by Othon Anastasakis, Oxford University


Organised by LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe and South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX).


The event is supported by NATO's Public Dimplomacy Division.

See the official conference report here.


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